Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Continued dry weather aided fieldwork, but too little soil moisture is beginning to become a hindrance to crop emergence and conditions, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician of the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. There were 5.7 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending June 19th. Far Western and Northeast Ohio were reported as abnormally dry on the US Drought Monitor released Thursday. Sporadic storms passed from Cincinnati to Akron on Wednesday and Thursday, dropping localized heavy amounts and causing minor flooding. Some hail was reported. Producers are largely finished with planting, though some double crop soybeans will be planted after wheat harvest. Crop emergence is steady but uneven in quality, as the lack of available moisture is hurting some fields. Producers are worried that if the dry weather continues, crop damage will result. With the planting finished, growers are focusing on applying nitrogen to corn, spraying herbicide, and cutting hay. Hay making is going very well with the dry weather, with alfalfa in particular in great condition.Read the full report here
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Although farmers sat inside all weekend and watch storm clouds bring inches and inches of rain to Ohio corn and soybean fields this past weekend, it is still too early to know if some of those fields will need a “Take 2” with the planter. In this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Account Manager Troy Putnam visits with the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins about what to take into consideration when assessing if a field needs to be replanted. He also discusses how wheat in south central Ohio is about 2 weeks ahead of schedule and what farmers need to do in the near term as that crop progresses quickly to flowering stage.
With the sudden increase in fitness smartwatches, primarily driven by Google’s Android Wear smartwatch software, the market has seen a big surge in wearables. And Acer Leap Ware is one of the newest watches to look at for your wrist.See Also: Qualcomm discusses the future of smartwatches – and they’re bullishAcer has played its part in wearables of the past, mostly in fitness bands. However, Leap Ware is a complete smartwatch, which is something new. It offers basic custom software that is compatible with iOS and Android.Like Pebble watches, the Leap Ware watch has a round, reflective display and a one-touch heart rate option. The display is protected by Gorilla Glass SR+. Extra sensors are attached to the watch: four metal plates, to be exact. Touching them causes extra health measurements to begin, including a stress monitor. Acer also claims that the watch can somehow measure blood pressure. It can monitor heart rate, stress levels, and exposure to ultraviolet rays. It’s also water-resistant.Touching them causes extra health measurements to begin, including a stress monitor. Acer also claims that the watch can somehow measure blood pressure. It can monitor heart rate, stress levels, and exposure to ultraviolet rays. It is even water resistant.But are there too many wearables to choose from?Leap Ware will need to work hard to have its product stand out from the other tons of watches and fitness bands though.With so many market entrants, from Fossil to Apple, the wearable market is packed and increasingly, consumers are getting more demanding about what they want their wearables to do. Fitness trackers and basic functionality may not cut it anymore.Acer Leap Ware will arrive on American shelves by this July. The firm plans to price it at $139 at retail. Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua… Related Posts Follow the Puck Amanda Razani Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#Acer#gorilla glass#Internet of Things#IoT#Leap Ware#smartwatches#wearables
UP NEXT:Timberwolves: Host the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday.Thunder: Host the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday. Minnesota Timberwolves guard Andrew Wiggins, center, is mobbed by his teammates after hitting the game winning shot at the buzzer in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Oklahoma City, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017. Minnesota won 115-113. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — Andrew Wiggins’ 3-pointer from a few steps inside halfcourt banked in as time expired to give the Minnesota Timberwolves a 115-113 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday night.Oklahoma City’s Carmelo Anthony had hit a 3-pointer with 5.1 seconds left to give the Thunder the lead before the Timberwolves inbounded to Wiggins, who rushed up the court and got free with help from a crushing pick by Karl-Anthony Towns before pulling up for the winner.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Wiggins scored 27 points and Towns had 27 points and 12 rebounds for Minnesota (2-1).Russell Westbrook scored 15 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter for the Thunder, who were coming off a loss at Utah on Saturday night. Anthony scored 23 points and Paul George scored 14 points on 6-for-20 shooting. Steven Adams had 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Thunder.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMinnesota led 61-54 at halftime behind 13 points from Towns and 10 from Wiggins.Adams scored 14 points before the break. MOST READ Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA The Timberwolves fought off several bursts by the Thunder and led 88-75 at the end of the third quarter.The Thunder opened the fourth quarter with a five-point run that led to a Minnesota timeout. Oklahoma City continued the surge and got the crowd back into the game. A three-point play by Anthony cut Minnesota’s lead to 90-87 as Westbrook returned to the game from a rest.Adams converted a three-point play to cut Minnesota’s lead to 106-105 with 1:50 to go, and a 3-pointer by Westbrook tied the game at 110.TIP-INSTimberwolves: Taj Gibson, who started for the Thunder at the end of last season, had 11 points and 10 rebounds. He barely got the ball inbounds on the final play. … Shot 57 percent in the first quarter to lead 28-23. … Minnesota beat Utah at home on Friday. … Jeff Teague scored 19 points and Jimmy Butler added 15.Thunder: Adams had eight points on 4-for-5 shooting in the first quarter. … Six Thunder players scored in double figures. Raymond Felton and Jerami Grant each scored 12 points.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Winless Suns fire Earl Watson after 3 games this season Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View comments
SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Thunder: Westbrook picked up his fourth foul trying to get around Gobert’s pick with 7:33 left in the third, but the Thunder were actually outscored by 12 points when he was on the court. … Despite allowing several offensive rebounds down the stretch, the Thunder outrebounded the Jazz 51-44.Jazz: Even with a number of open looks, Utah didn’t make a 3-pointer in the fourth quarter. … The Jazz hadn’t lost at home when getting more than 30 assists since Nov. 26, 2008. Utah had 35 assists.UP NEXTThunder: Host the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday.Jazz: Host the Portland Trail Blazers in the final Christmas Day game on Tuesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Westbrook was on the bench with four fouls when Rubio made a 3-pointer to give the Jazz a 79-70 lead midway through the third quarter. George scored 18 points in the last 6:04 of the period — on everything from driving dunks to spinning 3s — to forge a 93-81 advantage after three free throws with five seconds left.In all, the Thunder outscored the Jazz 23-2 when everything went through George. He flexed while facing the Utah crowd on the baseline, he talked trash with Joe Ingles and he demanded the ball, even while drawing double-teams at times.George didn’t do it just by shooting. In the fourth quarter, Mitchell looked as though he was headed for a breakaway dunk and George somehow took the ball from him. A couple of plays later, the Jazz overplayed him and he deftly dropped the ball off to Adams for a dunk.George took some time getting in a rhythm after offseason knee surgery and the Thunder lost four straight. Since then, George has become nearly unstoppable. In his last nine games, he has averaged more than 32 points on 47 percent 3-point shooting.TIP-INSADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Adonis Stevenson regains consciousness from medically induced coma Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue LATEST STORIES Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? MOST READ Rudy Gobert had 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Jazz (16-18). Donovan Mitchell scored 20, Derrick Favors added 16 and Ricky Rubio had 12 points and 14 assists.Three nights after scoring 43 against Sacramento, George went 15 for 25 from the field and made five 3-pointers while dishing out six assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefGeorge hit a jumper to extend Oklahoma City’s lead to 106-97, but the Jazz fought back on the strength of their defense. After a miss by Westbrook, Mitchell drove for a layup to make it 107-105. After Mitchell and Dennis Schroder exchanged steals, Westbrook fouled out trying to block Mitchell on a potential tying dunk with 1.5 seconds remaining.Mitchell was slow to get up after hitting the floor hard, and his first free throw rimmed out. Mitchell launched the second free throw high, apparently attempting to generate a long rebound, but it swished through for the final margin. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George (13) shoots as Utah Jazz forward Royce O’Neale (23) defends in the second half during an NBA basketball game Saturday Dec. 22, 2018, in Salt Lake City. Oklahoma City won, 107-106. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY — Paul George had 43 points and 14 rebounds to help the Oklahoma City Thunder hold off the Utah Jazz for a 107-106 victory Saturday night.Jerami Grant and Steven Adams each scored 15 as the Thunder (21-10) won their fourth straight game and tied Denver for the best record in the Western Conference. Russell Westbrook had eight points on 3-for-17 shooting with 12 rebounds and nine assists.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
DefinitionA knee MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan uses energy from strong magnets to create pictures of the knee joint and muscles and tissues.An MRI does not use radiation (x-rays). Single MRI images are called slices. The images can be stored on a computer or printed on film. One exam produces many images.Alternative NamesMRI – kneeHow the test is performedYou will wear a hospital gown or clothes without metal zippers or snaps (such as sweatpants and a t-shirt). Certain types of metal can cause blurry images.You will lie on a narrow table that slides into a large tunnel-like scanner.Some exams use a special dye (contrast). Most of the time, you will get the dye through a vein (IV) in your arm or hand before the test. Sometimes, the dye is given into a joint. The dye helps the radiologist see certain areas more clearly.During the MRI, the person who operates the machine will watch you from another room. The test most often lasts 30-60 minutes, but may take longer.How to prepare for the testYou may be asked not to eat or drink anything for 4 – 6 hours before the scan.Tell your doctor if you are afraid of close spaces (have claustrophobia). You may be given a medicine to help you feel sleepy and less anxious. Your doctor may suggest an “open” MRI, in which the machine is not as close to the body.Before the test, tell your health care provider if you have:advertisementBrain aneurysm clipsCertain types of artificial heart valvesHeart defibrillator or pacemakerInner ear (cochlear) implantsKidney disease or dialysis (you may not be able to receive contrast)Recently placed artificial jointsCertain types of vascular stentsWorked with sheet metal in the past (you may need tests to check for metal pieces in your eyes)Because the MRI contains strong magnets, metal objects are not allowed into the room with the MRI scanner:Pens, pocketknives, and eyeglasses may fly across the room.Items such as jewelry, watches, credit cards, and hearing aids can be damaged.Pins, hairpins, metal zippers, and similar metallic items can distort the images.Removable dental work should be taken out just before the scan.How the test will feelAn MRI exam causes no pain.You will need to lie still. Too much movement can blur MRI images and cause errors.The table may be hard or cold, but you can ask for a blanket or pillow. The machine makes loud thumping and humming noises when turned on. You can wear ear plugs to help block out the noise.An intercom in the room allows you to speak to someone at any time. Some MRIs have televisions and special headphones to help the time pass.There is no recovery time, unless you were given a medicine to relax. After an MRI scan, you can return your normal diet, activity, and medicines.Why the test is performedYour doctor may order this test if you have:An abnormal result on a knee x-ray or bone scanA feeling that your knee is giving away in the knee jointBuildup of joint fluid behind the knee (Bakers cyst)Fluid collecting in the knee jointInfection of the knee jointKnee cap injuryKnee pain with feverKnee locking when you walk or movingSigns of damage to the knee muscle, cartilage, or ligamentsKnee pain that does not get better with treatmentYou may also have this test to check your progress after knee surgery.Normal ValuesA normal result means your knee looks okay.What abnormal results meanAbnormal results may be due to a sprain or tear of the ligaments in the knee area.Abnormal results may also be due to:Arthritis of the kneeAvascular necrosis (also called osteonecrosis)Bone tumor or cancerBroken boneBuildup of joint fluid behind the knee (Bakers cyst)Infection in the bone (osteomyelitis)InflammationInjury of the knee capTalk to your health care provider if you have questions or concerns.What the risks areMRI contains no radiation. There have been no reported side effects from the magnetic fields and radio waves.The most common type of contrast (dye) used is gadolinium. It is very safe. Allergic reactions to the substance are rare. However, gadolinium can be harmful to people with kidney problems that need dialysis. If you have kidney problems, please tell your health care provider before the test.The strong magnetic fields created during an MRI can cause heart pacemakers and other implants to not work as well. It can also cause a piece of metal inside your body to move or shift. For safety reasons, please dont bring anything that contains metal into the scanner room.advertisementSpecial considerationsTests that may be done instead of a knee MRI include:CT scan of the kneeKnee x-rayReferencesWilkinson ID, Paley MNJ. Magnetic resonance imaging: basic principles. In: Grainger RC, Allison D, Adam, Dixon AK, eds. Diagnostic Radiology: A Textbook of Medical Imaging. 5th ed. New York, NY: Churchill Livingstone; 2008:chap 5.DeLee JC, Drez D Jr, Miller MD, eds. DeLee and Drez?s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2009:chap 23.Grainger RG, Thomsen HS, Morcos SK, Koh DM, Roditi G. Intravascular contrast media for radiology, CT, and MRI. In: Adam A, Dixon AK, eds. Grainger & Allisons Diagnostic Radiology: A Textbook of Medical Imaging. 5th ed. New York, NY: Churchill Livingstone; 2008:chap 2.Review Date:1/17/2013Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.
New Delhi, Dec 3 (PTI) The following are PTIs topNew Delhi, Dec 3 (PTI) The following are PTIs top stories at 2230 HRS:BOM10 GJ-MODI-LD RALLYBharuch/Surendranagar: In his campaign blitzkrieg in poll-bound Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi accuses the Congress of seeking to divide the people on caste and religious lines.DEL25 GJ-POL-CONG-DEMOCRACYNew Delhi: The Congress hits back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for mocking its presidential election and, raising the issue of “internal democracy” in the BJP, asks him when he will answer questions posed by the leaders of his own party.DEL36 CONG-RAHUL-LD POLLNew Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh will be among the proposers for the candidature of Rahul Gandhi for the party chiefs post.DEL30 ENV-POLLUTION-DELHINew Delhi: Delhis suitability as an international sporting venue comes under a haze as mask-wearing Sri Lankan cricketers lay bare the bitter reality of the citys very poor air, toxic enough to trigger serious respiratory ailments.BOM8 TL-GIRL-LD BURNSHyderabad: A four-year-old girl suffered severe burn injuries after her mother allegedly made her sit on a hot frying pan here in a bid to “get rid of her”, police say.DEL22 LD CHABAHARNew Delhi: The first phase of the Chabahar port on the Gulf of Oman has been inaugurated by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, opening a new strategic route connecting Iran, India and Afghanistan bypassing Pakistan, and reflecting growing convergence of interests among the three countries.LGD3 SC-DELAYNew Delhi: The Supreme Court makes a candid admission and says it is “sorry” for the delay of over a decade in commencement of criminal trial due to two conflicting orders passed by a high court judge in a single day in two different but related cases. By Manohar LaladvertisementDEL14 JK-TORA BORASrinagar: A recent encounter in which four Jaish-e- Mohammed militants were killed in Budgams Pakharpora area is being seen as the security forces maiden entry into an area popularly known as Tora Bora because of the heavy presence of foreign militants there, officials here say. By Sumir KaulDEL34 NCW-LD-HARDIKNew Delhi: The National Commission for Women (NCW) says its chairperson Rekha Sharma will meet the woman who was allegedly being sexually exploited by Patidar quota stir leader Hardik Patel.DEL1 RAIL-SENIOR CITIZENSNew Delhi: Over nine lakh senior citizens have voluntarily given up their ticket subsidies under the give up scheme of the Railways, thereby helping the transport behemoth save around Rs 40 crore. By Ananya SenguptaMDS10 LD CYCLONEThiruvananthapuram/Kanyakumari (TN): The death toll in rain-related incidents in Kerala rises to 19 even as more than 600 fishermen, stranded at sea off the states coast, have been rescued, official sources say.DEL15 NIA-RAIDNew Delhi: A joint team of the NIA and the Uttar Pradesh Police, carrying out searches in Ghaziabad in connection with the killing of an RSS leader in Punjab, was fired upon and pelted with stones by a mob, leading to injury to a policeman, the agency says.FGN5 PAK-SAEED-LD JUDLahore: Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed unveils his political ambitions by formally announcing that his Jammat- ud-Dawah will contest the general elections in Pakistan in 2018 under the banner of the Milli Muslim League, which is yet to be registered with the Election Commission. By M ZulqernainFGN15 CHINA-GOOGLE-PICHAIBeijing: Googles India-born CEO Sundar Pichai makes a strong case for the search giants return to China, saying it is already helping Chinese companies gain global access. By K J M Varma PTI NSD
Transfers Hebei CFFC confirm low-cost deal for Javier Mascherano Zhicheng Hu 12:26 1/25/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Transfers Hebei CFFC CSL Primera División Barcelona The Chinese side claim the midfielder was bought for much less than the €10m that he was thought to have cost the club Hebei China Fortune have confirmed that they only paid €5.55 million for Javier Mascherano, refuting reports in Spain that the Barcelona veteran cost them €10 million.As Goal revealed earlier this month, Manuel Pellegrini’s side are reluctant to pay more than €5.77 million, which would trigger a 100 per cent levy on the payment for the transfer. Following protracted negotiations, they eventually managed to convince the Blaugrana to accept a fee that kept them under that mark. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “Transfer dealings are no different than doing normal business. Just like shopping in a market,” club general manager Fu Qiang told China’s state-run Xinhua News Agency.”A thing is priced at ¥10 (Chinese Yuan), but you consider only paying ¥8 to buy it. There is alway the need to drive a hard bargain in negotiations, and that’s why the final transfer fee is €5.55 million.”The main challenge facing us was the departure time of Mascherano. We signed the contract on Dec. 23 last year, but Barcelona insisted they won’t let him leave until Jan. 25.”Mascherano played two games shortly afterwards and it posed a grave risk for us. If he suffered an injury, it would be a big loss to our club.”Fortunately, both Barcelona and Mascherano showed their willingness to cooperate with us and prepared various contingency plans. The negotiation went quite well.”Argentina coach [Jorge Sampaoli] strongly supports Mascherano’s move to China. And he hopes that both Mascherano and Lavezzi keep up their good form and be named in their World Cup squad. That’s what Mascherano told me today,” concluded Fu.Mascherano has said farewell to Barcelona, where he played 334 times after joining in August 2010, at a ceremony on Wednesday.He will link up with his Hebei team-mates on Friday at their winter training camp in Marbella.
A walk-on quarterback recently added to LSU’s roster is probably the most-appropriately named player in the history of the program. Meet Tiger Scheyd, a 6-foot, 179-pound redshirt freshman QB who became a member of Les Miles’ program this spring. Scheyd is surely deserving of his spot on the roster, but even if he’s not, his first name alone is reason enough to become a member of the Tigers. Momma we made it! pic.twitter.com/5qDcCtmPgy— Tiger Scheyd (@TigerScheyd) February 19, 2015Scheyd is from Miramar Beach, Fla.. He played his high school football at Fort Walton Beach. LSU opens its season Sept. 5 against McNeese State.
Dr. Tufton, who was delivering the keynote address at the 2018 Caribbean Wellness Day Symposium, held at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston on September 14, said it should be a part of the duties of human resource (HR) managers to lead and encourage physical activities among the workforce. Story Highlights Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says workplaces should establish wellness programmes to minimise downtime and to increase productivity.Dr. Tufton, who was delivering the keynote address at the 2018 Caribbean Wellness Day Symposium, held at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston on September 14, said it should be a part of the duties of human resource (HR) managers to lead and encourage physical activities among the workforce.“Creative HR managers can decide that they are going to provide some options, such as once a year you do a hike up to the Blue Mountains,” he said, adding that this allows for work teams to get together and promotes good relationships at the workplace.The Minister emphasised that in doing physical activities, workers will maintain good health and develop a good habit.Dr. Tufton said that with most of the preventable illnesses causing persons to be away from work, a deliberate approach should be taken for wellness to be on top of the list of priorities at workplaces.He told the audience that the Ministry will assist entities to develop their wellness programmes, and encouraged them to begin small with exercise competitions.The Minister also used the occasion to launch the Workplace Nutrition Challenge, to run from October 2018 to June 2019, under the theme ‘Jamaica Moves Towards Healthy Eating’, which will incentivise workplaces through the adoption of healthier food options.Caribbean Wellness Day was inaugurated in 2008 as an event to increase awareness about non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the region, and to mobilise and strengthen public, private, and civil society partnerships to combat the illnesses. Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says workplaces should establish wellness programmes to minimise downtime and to increase productivity.